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Tuesday, October 20, 2009
This Is WHAT I'll Remember When The Cold and Gray Winter Days Begin;)
Today the sky was October blue beautiful. It was cold, but, with the sun finally shining on the garden, who cared! The wind was coming from the west and it was slowly warming the garden. The bees were already awake and the asters were humming with activity.
Small bees, large bees, faux bees, wasps and hover flies were everywhere.
The day invited me to sit and enjoy~~I saw Gossamer wings
Pollen dusted bumbles
Flowers that bloom golden for weeks and weeks
fading flowers still beautiful
A visitor basking in the warm sunshine
Not one, but two Painted Lady butterflies a.k.a. Vanessa cardui
Clouds of blue asters buzzing with bees
Water colored petals in a favorite shade of pink
curlicue petals of fading asters
mouths open wide
The setting sun on the bestday we've had this month.
This is what I'll remember when the gray winter days arrive.